The more good news comes out of Ibrox, the stronger things look on the pitch, the more the Scottish media appears to want to hijack it in defence of their blessed Celtic.
Following the national media’s noble attempts at deflecting the Scotland result by way of negative headlines about Rangers, the slurry of nonsense continues with negatives about our manager.
Not content with linking him with a move to Leeds United, the northern hacks now have Turkish giants Besiktas in for him.
Ever notice Turkish sides always get used when it comes to key Rangers men like Morelos (Fenerbahce), Barisic (Besiktas) and now Gerrard?
Add the Leeds angle to it and it almost sounds just a little like our press desperately trying to cover over all the good stuff and the fact we’re top of the league with threatening little titbits that will ‘end our resurgence once and for all’.
Here on Ibrox Noise we used to allow anonymous comments – and every day we drowned under a deluge of ‘ITK’ types from the East End who kept warning us about Dave King this and admin 2 that.
That went on from the moment we exited admin till the day we turned anonymous comments off.
We’ve never been Dave King’s biggest fans – he knows he has detractors in our support, including us – but we’re also fair. And the turnaround in the club since 2015, while gradual, has been clear, and has accelerated massively the past 18 months. And the board get a lot of the credit for that. As does Steven Gerrard.
And the rest of the game north of the border knows it, so in come Besiktas and Leeds and anything else they can spin to deflect from how shabby Celtic are and how rotten Scotland are.
Even a red top was at it with the Morelos story, desperate to show he wants to leave. Yes, it was disappointing to see those quotes (we don’t speak Spanish so can’t actually corroborate the comments attributed to the spoken interview) but it was just yet another negative story about Rangers seemingly geared towards appeasing the green and white paymasters.
The better we are, the more upset they are.
Better get them more and more upset eh?